Weekly Thought Dump: May, 2000s, and least favorite days

Hi! So, lately I’ve been thinking I want to up my blogging game a bit, especially since summer training is coming and it’d be nice to beef up my readership and network again. So I thought I’d do a weekly post where I just chit chat about things on my mind. I’m usually not one for diary-style posts – nothing against them, they’re just not really my thing, and I always feel kind of awkward posting them. But people tend to like these sorts of posts, and it gives me a way to tie my often-sporadic content together and increase my posting frequency. Plus, it’s nice to talk about something beside running, which has been overwhelming my thoughts lately.

So, behold, my first weekly thought dump:

1. May

May is kind of a weird month for me each year. I feel like I should be all a-flutter with liveliness: spring! almost summer! flowers! birds! sunshine! weddings! graduations! but for the past several years May has been plagued by a listless, “what-now” feeling for me (2015 being the exception since I was in my peak weeks of Grandmas Marathon training). 3 years ago, I had just completed a huge goal (my first half marathon!), and I was in a  limbo between training cycles. Last year, I had just finished the Pittsburgh Marathon, and was trying to figure out what to do next and how to move forward with running and fitness. This year is similar – we just finished the “marathon” of moving into our new house in April, and now that life has calmed down I constantly wonder what I should be doing with myself. I want to relax and get back into a routine, but I don’t want to lose the momentum from last month. So I’ve been making myself be more productive with chores and unpacking and being a busy-bee around the house, but it doesn’t feel like I’m actually accomplishing anything. Running is in a similar limbo: I’m getting out there and building my base back and all that, but, I just sort of feeling like I’m dilly dallying around waiting for training to start and not doing anything meaningful. I know it hasn’t even been two weeks yet, but I don’t feel like anything is changing or getting better with my runs, either. I want May to actually be eventful, but I just don’t know what to do with myself right now. But I’d rather be in this type of limbo than the one I was in last May, so I guess that’s progress!

2. Book Greed

I’ve been getting a little overenthusiastic at the library lately…

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I can’t help it! I just love the thrill of a new book! Over/under on whether I read these before they need to be returned (and how many times I have to renew my checkout?) I have more on the way, too…

3. Thursday

Does anyone else have a “worst” day of the week? Mine is Thursday. Thursdays always kind of suck for me. They’re the day I’m most likely to skip runs (like I did yesterday), because my motivation is just gone. It’s hardest to get up on Thursday mornings and get through the day because the week has already dragged on so long…and it’s still not Friday yet! Last night I did nothing. I didn’t run. I didn’t clean or unpack or be productive. I didn’t read any of my books I was so jazzed about. I didn’t even eat well. Kevin was gone for the night so I ordered in Pizza Hut and binge-watched 13 Reasons Why. I’m halfway into the series now; I’ll save my thoughts for another post, as I know this show has been very controversial as of late. So, I suck at Thursdays.

4. The Office

Speaking of binge watching, I’ve recently gotten hooked on The Office!

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I actually never watched it when it was on, but now we are watching our way through the series and I love it! And every time I watch, I also can’t help but marvel at the fact that these episodes were 10+ years ago now. The fashion and hairstyles don’t seem that out of date, it just blows my mind that that much time has passed. The 2000s just don’t seem like they should be a whole other decade already!

5. Nostalgia

Speaking of which, there is a pattern in our culture that once 20 years have passed is when nostalgia for a certain decade starts to show up in pop culture. In the 70s, there was 50s nostalgia (Happy Days, Grease); in the 90s, there was 70s nostalgia (that 70s show, bell bottoms coming back in style); in the 2000s there was some 80s nostalgia and now, sure enough, we’re seeing a lot of 90s nostalgia. Which means, if the pattern holds true, in a few years we should start seeing the first wave of nostalgia for the early 2000s. Now that will be weird. Those were my high school and college years (2001-2009…yup, I am a product of the 2000s through and through!); I can’t believe I’m old enough for it to be a nostalgia piece soon. What will we get nostalgic over, anyway? AIM? Puka shell necklaces? American Eagle tees? Lucky perfume? Lizzie McGuire? (well, I’m already nostalgic over Lizzie, so I’m down with that!)

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High school fashion #goals

 

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Anyone else a Lizzie McGuire fan back in the day?

Least favorite day of the week?

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Thought Dump: May, 2000s, and least favorite days

  1. Thursday used to be my favorite day of the week, but over the past few months, it has DEFINITELY become my least favorite day of the week. I don’t know why, but I’m always SO GRUMPY on Thursdays! Usually by the end of the work day I’m so cranky at everyone and everything that I’m about to punch something by the time I leave haha. I think it’s probably because I don’t get enough sleep all week, so maybe it catches up to me on Thursday? You’d think Friday would be worse, but I guess the promise of the weekend gets me through Fridays just fine. But man, Thursdays. Not a good situation.

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  2. Early 2000’s I was knee deep in babies and toddlers, so I don’t have a clue about any of the pop-culture of that time!!
    The most difficult day of the week for me is Mondays. I really enjoy Tuesdays though–a full day of giving piano lessons is fun.
    I have been in a reading slump lately. I haven’t been able to get into anything. LMK if you find a great read!

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  3. “AIM? Puka shell necklaces? American Eagle tees? Lucky perfume? Lizzie McGuire?” Yes, yes, yes and yes.

    Do you remember guys wearing Cool Water cologne? TBH I always really liked it and I still like it!

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  4. Yess I loved Lizzie! And pretty much everything Hillary Duff. I agree that May is always a weird month but I kind of love it….summer is always crazy with social stuff and spending time outdoors and the winter is full of training, so May is just my chill month to catch up on stuff that I missed while training. Right now that means a bunch of yard work before it gets too hot!

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